Brooklyn Public Library Expands Free Summer Meals Program, Giving Free Lunch To Kids At 25 Branches


The Brooklyn Public Library has expanded its annual Summer Meals Program, offering no-cost lunch to children and teens ages 18 and under.

It’s a major expansion for the program, run by the New York City Department of Education with federal funds, more than quadrupling it from the six sites available last year.

The program is made to ensure that during the summer months, when kids are out of school, no child or teen will go hungry. The season kicked off June 27 and last until August 29, with lunches served every weekday from 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at each of the libraries.

It’s a no-questions-asked policy, and citizenship status is not a factor.

The following local branches are part of the program. Those with asterisks only offer meals from Tuesday to Friday.

For the full list of participating branches, look here.

  • spike

    I hope these ‘free’ meals are not halal, they cost more and discriminate against non Muslim workers. And then the next thing will be Muslim prayer rooms, turning the library’s into Mosques. We shouldn’t be forced to live under sharia law.